Agulo

Agulo

The place Agulo referred to by locals as the green balcony, consists of two parts and is the smallest of the six municipalities of the Canary Island of La Gomera. It is picturesquely situated between fertile green terraced fields and steep almost vertical rock walls ( "Red Wall") on the road between Vallehermoso and Hermigua. In the low-lying region Agulo Casco is surrounded by a natural amphitheater in which the three places La Montañeta, Las Casas, El Charco, and a bit remote, the homestead Caserio de Lepe are. Above the village Agulo lies at an altitude of about 250 meters, it was founded in the 20s of the 17th century.

During a tour through the narrow winding streets you pass to reach the old colonial beautiful 1920 Moorish-style village church 'Iglesia de San Marcos ". There invite old trees one to linger and relax. The church houses a remarkable figure of Christ Canarian artist of Pèrez Donis. The closed form of settlement Agulos is unique and therefore the location is considered "the pearl of La Gomera".

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The higher ground zone of Sobreagulo with the districts Las Rosas, La Palmita, Meriga (the Meriga forest was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and Cruz de Tierno lie near the Garajonay National Park. The modest population continues to produce the typical handicraft products of the island and lives mainly from fishing and agriculture, the banana is still number one.

The viewpoint Abrante offers a spectacular view of the cauldron of Agulo with the island of Tenerife as background.